Nathan Simmons's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 43
8.1Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #1

Feb 12, 2019

Aside from a few issues following the narrative, I had a great time reading this book. Fans of the two lead characters should be very pleased with how this mash-up kicks off!

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5.5
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #2

Mar 19, 2019

Your mileage may vary, but this issue didn't feel like it elaborated on the first one in any meaningful way. Much of this issue seems preoccupied with the fact that Bruce Campbell played both of these characters, rather than telling a full, coherent story.

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9.0
Astro Hustle #1

Mar 5, 2019

This is a hell of a first issue. The hustle is real, and I'm happy to be along for the ride!

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3.0
Barbarella (2017): Holiday Special #1

Dec 3, 2018

Not silly enough to work as a Barbarella issue nor sugary enough to work as a holiday special, this is for completists only.

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8.5
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1

Jan 8, 2019

This is a great representation of both of the title characters and a really fun place for newcomers to start!

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8.0
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #2

Feb 20, 2019

This team-up continues to be a lot of fun, introducing takes on the lead characters that feel fresh and fun, yet true to their individual series.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #29

Nov 28, 2018

The conclusion to the first arc from Batgirl's new creative team proves that Babs is in good hands.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #30

Dec 26, 2018

A strong start to a new story arc that many readers may find hits close to home.

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6.5
Batgirl (2016) #31

Jan 30, 2019

Also, Scott continues to absolutely nail Barbara's voice and inner monologue. Babs is definitely less fun these days, but it's clear that it's due to Barbara's circumstances and not from a complete shift in personality. I really appreciate the authenticity of it all.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #32

Feb 27, 2019

This issue feels like filler. However, Batgirl is still written like a total badass, despite how lame Cormorant is.

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8.5
Batgirl (2016) #33

Mar 27, 2019

This issue tells a difficult story that doesn't have a clear resolution and doesn't paint its heroine in the best light. As in all of the best Batgirl stories, the focus here is on Barbara's internal struggle between her personal life and her dedication to heroism.

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7.0
DC's Nuclear Winter Special #1

Nov 28, 2018

While not perfect, this anthology delivers just the right amount of superheroic warm fuzzies that fans have come to expect from DC's holiday specials.

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6.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1

Oct 31, 2018

A fun Nightwing story that manages to find a poignant way of tying in Magilla Gorilla and his cast of characters.

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7.5
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

Nov 19, 2018

This series is shaping up to be a fun addition to the current season of the show that may develop its characters in new ways.

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7.0
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #2

Dec 4, 2018

This second issue continues a fun and faithful adaptation of the best aspects of the current Doctor's adventures! However, I do hope the sonic screwdriver isn't always used in the way it is in this issue.

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4.5
Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever #1

Nov 14, 2018

Worth a look for die-hard fans, but even they may find themselves underwhelmed.

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5.0
Electric Warriors #1

Nov 14, 2018

The human interactions and design aspects of this first issue succeed where the high-concept dialogue and world-building falters.

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7.0
Glow (2019) #1

Mar 26, 2019

The manic energy and charm of the Netflix series is both captured and heightened by this fun first issue.

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9.5
IDW 20/20: Jem and the Holograms #1

Jan 22, 2019

If this is the last hurrah for IDW's take on Jem and the gang, then these gals are going out on a high note.

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8.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #1

Nov 6, 2018

A quick, ruthless first issue that sets up some intriguing story possibilities.

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9.0
James Bond 007 (2018) #2

Dec 18, 2018

This second issue builds upon what worked in the first installment and improves upon it in surprising ways.

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10
James Bond 007 (2018) #3

Jan 30, 2019

'James Bond 007' continues to be one of my favorite books on the shelf. It looks like things are about to get even wilder, so do yourself a favor and pick up this and the first two issues. You won't regret it!

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9.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #4

Feb 20, 2019

Greg Pak's Oddjob epic continues to unfold in fun, twisty ways.

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10
James Bond 007 (2018) #5

Mar 19, 2019

I can't gush enough about this series. Please pick this issue up before its latest plot developments are spoiled for you, especially if you're a Bond devotee.

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8.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #6

Apr 16, 2019

Greg Pak's Oddjob epic barrels along with fantastic action and some wild twists worthy of classic spy fiction.

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9.0
James Bond: Origin #3

Nov 14, 2018

The series' first multi-part story is off to a tense and exciting start!

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8.0
James Bond: Origin #4

Dec 12, 2018

This was an exciting installment that more than made up for the abrupt ending of last month's issue.

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7.0
James Bond: Origin #5

Jan 15, 2019

Curious pacing aside, this was another fun issue that sets the stage for where the series will head next.

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9.5
James Bond: Origin #6

Feb 12, 2019

This issue hits upon the perfect balance of exciting historical fiction and classic Bond storytelling.

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9.5
James Bond: Origin #7

Mar 12, 2019

Ibrahim Moustafa's pencils elevate the most exciting issue of 'Origin' yet!

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9.0
James Bond: Origin #8

Apr 9, 2019

This issue juggles the "origin" aspects and Bond's present mission better than any issue yet. "Russian Ruse" is shaping up to be the strongest arc of this series, yet!

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10
Killmonger (2018) #1

Dec 4, 2018

This brilliant first issue is as unflinching and brutal as its lead character. Comic book and film fans alike need to pick this one up.

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9.5
Man and Superman #1

Feb 6, 2019

This is my personal favorite standalone Superman story I've read in quite some time. Pick this one up to see one of the industry's best writers firing on all cylinders - and to hopefully encourage DC to take more chances with unpublished works!

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9.0
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1

Nov 30, 2018

With a light, fun tone and a keen understanding of what makes teenage Peter Parker so lovable, the start to this all-ages series is in the friendly neighborhood of perfection!

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9.5
Punk Mambo #1

Feb 28, 2019

'Punk Mambo' is off to an exhilarating, stylish start. Highly recommended for fans of the character and the uninitiated alike.

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9.5
Red Sonja (2019) #1

Feb 4, 2019

This issue delivers precisely what fans want from a Red Sonja story, told with a singular voice and tone that is a welcome departure from the usual sword and sorcery formula.

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8.5
Red Sonja (2019) #2

Mar 5, 2019

Come for the sword fights, stay for the acerbic political commentary. This was another solid issue of the new 'Red Sonja' run.

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10
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019) #1

Mar 26, 2019

Fans of Sabrina will be ecstatic to see their favorite witch in a new series that does her justice.

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9.0
Smooth Criminals #1

Nov 20, 2018

This first issue takes some familiar ideas and makes them new again, thanks to a relatable lead character.

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10
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #1

Mar 5, 2019

This was my favorite comic book that I read this week. Fans of the original show should definitely give this a try. Or, you know, people who like happiness in general.

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9.5
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #2

Apr 2, 2019

It's really hard to find fault with a book that is this much unabashed fun. Do yourself a favor and give this series a try.

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7.0
Turok (2019) #1

Jan 8, 2019

This is a fun fresh start for fans like me who grew up digging Turok but have dropped him in recent years. Even readers who are unfamiliar with the character will likely have a good time with this issue.

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6.5
Vampirella vs. Reanimator #1

Dec 11, 2018

The tone is just right for a story that brings these two very different characters together. Hopefully, the storytelling will be more substantial in the issues to come.

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